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Recurrent idiopathic spontaneous coronary artery dissection

P Mkoko, S Pandie, M Ntsekhe

Abstract


Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is a relatively rare cause of acute coronary syndrome and sudden cardiac death, which frequently affect young women in the absence of established cardiovascular risk factors. Advancements in cardiovascular imaging account for the increasing recognition of this diagnosis and associated diagnoses, although classic diagnostic modalities such as electrocardiography remain of paramount importance. We present a young woman with recurrent SCAD and briefly discuss her management and its outcome.


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P Mkoko, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa

S Pandie, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa

M Ntsekhe, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa

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Recurrent idiopathic spontaneous coronary artery dissection

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South African Medical Journal 2019;109(7):477-479. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2019.v109i7.13997

Article History

Date submitted: 2019-06-28
Date published: 2019-06-28

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